A web developer can be self-taught, however, certification is required by many employers, and if one works as an independent, some customers may ask for a certificate. There are online courses that offer web development certification courses, or an individual may wish to gain an associate’s degree in web development. Employers view previous experience as a highly desirable asset in a web developer, and often will overlook education/certification if years of experience and know-how can be shown.
What are Web Developers like?
Based on our pool of users, web developers tend to be predominately artistic people.
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Web Developers by Strongest Interest Archetype
Based on sample of 2218 Sokanu users
Are Web Developers happy?
Web developers rank
as moderately happy among
careers. Overall they rank in the 64th percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.
Web Developer Career Satisfaction by Dimension
Percentile among all careers
Education History of Web Developers
The most common degree held by web developers is Computer Science.
10% of web developers had a degree in computer science before becoming web developers. That is over 4 times the average across all careers.
Web Design graduates are the second most common among web developers, representing 2% of web developers in the Sokanu user base, which is 4.6 times the average.
Web Developer Education History
This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming a Web Developer, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.